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Date and time confirmed for another Challenge Cup clash

Oldham have progressed to round four of the Challenge Cup after beating Barrow Raiders.

York Knights can confirm that our Betfred Challenge Cup Sixth Round tie against London Broncos will take place on Sunday 21st May (3pm) at the LNER Community Stadium.

York progressed to the Sixth Round after a thrilling 22-18 win on Friday night against Newcastle Thunder.

The Knights had earlier beaten West Bowling (52-12) and Sheffield Eagles (24-22) in the Third and Fourth Rounds respectively.

London secured their spot in the last 16 after beating Dewsbury Rams 36-16. That followed wins over Whitehaven (32-10) and Doncaster (66-16) for the Broncos in the two previous rounds.

York Knights return to Betfred Championship action on Sunday 7th May (3pm) against London Broncos at the LNER Community Stadium as part of a double header, with York Valkyrie facing Hull KR earlier that afternoon (12pm) in the Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup.

Viaplay will show Friday Night and Saturday Night action from the Sixth Round of the Betfred Challenge Cup next month.

On Friday May 19, the focus will be on a David v Goliath Cup-tie, as Halifax Panthers from the Championship host the Super League champions St Helens at The Shay – in a repeat of the famous 1987 Final at Wembley, won by Halifax, and the 2019 Semi Final, won by the Saints.

The following night, Viaplay will cover the clash between two teams who have reached Cup Finals in the last three years – Salford Red Devils and Huddersfield Giants.

Salford secured their first Wembley appearance since 1969 when they reached the 2020 Final – but will be doubly motivated to return this year, having lost to Leeds Rhinos at an empty stadium with their fans denied the opportunity to travel by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Huddersfield have made three Finals in the last 16 years but each has ended in defeat, most recently last summer when they lost to Wigan Warriors at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Giants are now coached by Ian Watson, who was in charge of Salford for their 2020 Wembley appearance.

Meanwhile, BBC will show Leeds Rhinos vs Wigan Warriors on Saturday and Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC on Sunday.

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